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Wintergreen Essential Oil (Gaultheria Procumbens)

$15.50 USD15 ml

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Wintergreen is used as a topical analgesic for the treatment of muscular and rheumatic pain. Most people use it after vigorous exercise and get relief from tired, achy and overworked muscles.  American Indians used wintergreen for treating back pain, rheumatism, fever, headaches and even sore throats.  Very small oral doses of wintergreen oil stimulate digestion and gastric secretion. Because it has the structural similarity of methyl salicylate to aspirin, it may offer some analgesic effect.

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Essential Oil Characteristics

Wintergreen essential oil has a pinkish or pale yellow liquid complexion with an intense sweet-woody, almost fruity odor.

The essential oil blends well with mint, oregano, ylang ylang, thyme, narcissus and vanilla.

Wintergreen essential oil has a thin consistency.

Principal Constituents

The Wintergreen essential oil contains up to 98% of methyl salicylate, with gaultheriline and formaldehyde.

Scent Profile

The Wintergreen essential oil has a sweet, spicy, and minty aroma similar to wintergreen chewing gum.

Perfumery Note: Middle to Top

Strength of Initial Aroma: Strong

Botanical Name and Family

Botanical Name: Gaultheria Procumbens

Family: Ericaceae

Synonyms: Checkerberry, Aromatic Wintergreen, Teaberry, Gaultheria (oil)

Supplemental Facts

Serving Size: 1 Drop

Servings Per Container: 250

Amount Per Serving: % DV*

Daily Value (DV) not established

Wintergreen Leaf: 60 mg

Country of Origin

Wintergreen essential oil is native to North America, especially in the North Eastern region and Canada.

Wintergreen essential oil is predominantly produced in the USA.

History of Essential Oil

The Wintergreen herb has been employed to treat respiratory conditions such as chronic mucous discharge but is used predominately for muscular and joint problems such as sciatica, lumbago, myalgia, neuralgia. In the British Herbal Pharmacopoeia, the dried leaf and stem of the Wintergreen is classified in treating rheumatoid arthritis.

Wintergreen essential oil is used interchangeably with Sweet Birch oil. Both herbs consist of almost exclusively methyl salicylate.

Safety Data

Wintergreen essential oil should not be overused. Can be toxic if overused. Skin irritant if not diluted well. Use with caution.

Harvesting

The essential oil is cultivated, harvested and extracted from the USA.

The Wintergreen essential oil is extracted from the leaf that is macerated in water.

The essential oil is wild crafted certified. Meaning, the oil comes from plants that are not sprayed or farmed with any kind of chemicals or pesticides. The plants are wild, organic and native to their own ecosystem. The plants are harvested in a sustainable and ethical manner.

The extraction and harvesting methods focus on sustainability of the natural ecosystem, ensuring that the balance between human needs and nature’s bounty can coexist in harmony. We ensure that every essential oil sent to our customers are in its purest and natural form.

Method of Extraction

The Wintergreen essential oil is extracted via Steam Distillation from the leaves of the plant.

The botanical material (Gaultheria Procumbens) is placed in a still and hot steam. The aromatic molecules from the plant material are released as the hot steam excretes out the oils kept within the plant material. The molecules of these precious and volatile oils escape the plant and evaporate into the steam.

The temperature of the steam is carefully controlled to ensure that the plant material and the essential oil are not burned but is hot enough for the extraction of the essential oils out of the plant.

The steam which contains the essential oil passes through a cooling system to condense the steam into a liquid. The liquid substance which contains both water and the essential oil are separated. The essential oils are then stored in a dark and cool environment to maintain optimal potency levels and reduce oxidation.

Cemistry Testing

Using industry best practices, the Wintergreen essential oil is tested with a Gas Chromotographic Spectrometer to ensure that correct beneficial compounds are at the essential levels required for a true therapeutic effect.

The essential oils must go through a meticulous quality assurance test to ensure that the essential oil has the right aroma, color and viscosity.

We only sell essential oils when they have met the required purity levels for therapeutic use.

Certifications

100% Wildcrafted: Grown and cultivated in the wild and NOT commercially farmed.

100% Pesticide-Free: Grown and harvested without use of harmful pesticides.

100% Pure: The therapeutic grade Wintergreen essential oil contains no chemicals or dilutions.

View Certificate of Analysis for Wintergreen

Aromatherapy Home Use:

Wintergreen essential oil is employed in some pharmaceutical use such as ‘Olbas’ oil. The essential oil is also used in perfumery for forest type fragrances. Wintergreen is extensively employed as a flavoring agent in the USA for chewing gum, toothpaste, root beer, Coca-Cola and other soft drinks.

Wintergreen is used as an anti-inflammatory, analgestic (mild), antitussive, antirheumatic, astringent, carminative, emmenagogue, diuretic, stimulant, and galactagogue.

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Disclaimer

All information contained within this site is for reference purposes only and are not intended to substitute the advice given by a pharmacist, physician, or any other licensed health-care professional. Apollen products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any health condition or disease.

Never use an essential oil undiluted unless advised by your health care provider and certified aromatherapist. Keep essential oils away from infants, children, and all pets.

While some of Apollen’s essential oils are medical food grade, we do not advise the use of essential oils for internal use unless they are prescribed by your health care provider and certified aromatherapist. Only your health care provider and certified aromatherapist can prescribe the proper dosage and usage. Please check with your health care professional and certified aromatherapist before ingesting any essential oils.

Additional Information

Weight 0.359 kg
Dimensions 16 x 12 x 6 cm

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